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Software, Radiotherapy System, Proton Beam

Definition : Radiotherapy system software designed to operate proton beam radiotherapy systems and control/monitor a limited number of the radiotherapy system functions. This software usually interacts with the radiation unit (e.g., a cyclotron, synchrotron), control units, monitors, and patient alignment devices; it may also perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the data and images obtained during the procedure. Proton beam radiotherapy system software is intended to work only with one or a few models of proton beam radiotherapy systems and related devices, usually supplied by the same manufacturer. This also facilitates the processing and/or sending data from the proton beam radiotherapy system to and from picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and/or other hospital information systems. The software is not usually available separate from the radiotherapy system but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the equipment. Dedicated proton beam radiotherapy system software intended for systems that deliver low energy protons intended to treat superficial disorders and software for high-energy neutron systems intended to treat deep tumors in the chest and abdomen is available; software intended for specific tumor treatment (e.g., spinal and skull based tumors) is also available.

Entry Terms : "Proton Beam Radiotherapy System Software"

UMDC code : 26969

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Optivus Technology Inc

Company Type: Parent

In 1988 Loma Linda University Medical Center in Southern California undertook the challenge of building the world's first hospital-based Proton Beam Cancer Treatment Center under the planned Children's Hospital Wing. The facility would consist of 3 gantry rooms and 2 fixed-beam rooms.

Varian Medical Systems Inc

Company Type: Parent

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices.

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